Instead, I started working on our paperwork to sign up for a South Dakota residence. After much discussion, research and thought, we have made the decision to move our residency to South Dakota, with America's Mailbox in Rapid City. They will assist with getting our vehicles registered, and we will get our drivers licenses when we go there this summer. Over the course of the day, we got most of the forms filled out and will get them sent off on Tuesday. When we originally chose Texas as our home state, the decision was based, in part, on the fact that much of Jim's family resided in Texas, and we knew we would be in the state quite a bit. However, we've since had an opportunity to learn more of the details of the differences between the two states. Financially, there isn't a lot of difference, but the fact that we do not need to upgrade our drivers licenses to a new class, and we won't have to have our vehicles inspected annually make a difference to us. Insurance costs will be slightly lower in South Dakota as well.
Otherwise, walks, reading, and relaxing have been the order of the day. Later this afternoon, we rustled up our dinner, with Jim grilling some of the shrimp we bought and froze in Rockport.
And that concludes our Red Bay Sunday. I suspect the next two days - getting me ready to leave on Wednesday - will be much busier!